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4&Rotary Nationals Auckland 2010 - Rod's PAC RX3 takes NZ Honours

After a much anticipated arrival, the PAC team landed in Auckland NZ to take on the local talent in their home town. The team consisted of Rodney’s PAC, RX3 and Ivan’s beautiful Pink RX3. The first day saw the team attend the static show held at ASB showgrounds in Auckland, where the crowd of 12,000 spectators were able to get up close and personal with the boys and a chance to see the cars before they headed out to the race track at Meremere the next day. The show consisted of a show n shine event with over 280 entrants, as well as an 8 car field of Drift cars demonstrating their skills in front of the crowd. Rocky and crew chief, Joe were lucky enough to land a ride in one of the drift cars giving them an insight on how it all works in the land of drifting.

Day 2 was time to get down to business. With the weather looking quite pretentious the team prepared both cars to take on the kiwi’s down the quarter mile. After the Meremere crew dried and prepared the track, Rodney went out for his first shake down pass to familiarise himself with the track. Second run saw the PAC RX3 make a pass and run an 8.6 to top the qulaifying ranks after the first round. After a few shaky runs and still trying to get used to the track conditions he reeled off a 7.86@105mph with his parachute bloomed at 3/4 track. The finals saw Rodney taken on local heroes CBR in their Ozmod RX4. Rod ran his personal best for the day with a 7.64@147mph taking home the honours for 2010 in the Pro Import Class. A big credit should be given to the New Zealanders for getting down such a tricky race track. Rodney would like to thank his sponsors for their support especially Turbosmart , SEM and Juice.

The other headlining car of Ivan Skaramuca ran the fastest time of the day reeeling off a 7.43 after scraping the wall. Ivan counted his lucky stars as it could have been a lot worse, apart from a bruised ego and some superficial damage on the car all is repairable, but unfortunately the car will not be able to make the second event in Christchurch in 3 weeks time.The team will be back for the south Island Championships, in Christchurch, with Rodney’s PAC RX3 to do it all over again. A big shout out goes to all the supporters who came to the Auckland show and to everyone who helped make us being there possible and we look forward to seeing you down south in 3 weeks time. For more event information you can check out